Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 147. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tarikh i Nadiri or Tarikh-i Jahangusha-yi Nadiri by Mahdī Khān Astarābādī, fl. 1733-1759

Folio one, recto: a) Presented to the Oriental Translation Fund by Sir A Malet Bart. b) Impression of small rectangular seal: Charls War Malit 1196. Inside back cover, armorial bookplate of Sir Cha. Warre Malet. A history of Nadir Shah. This copy contains the final passage in praise of Muhammad Hasan [in this copy Husain] Khan [Qajar]. Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red. Five miniature paintings. (See Robinson, MS 147, Nos. 262-6.) Eight pages were left blank for miniatures that were never painted.

Incipit: Bar danayan-i rumuz-i agahi
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 245
Dimensions (leaf): 11.75


18 lines on a page




Brown leather binding with blind-stamped and painted decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet to the Oriental Translation Committee.


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